Saturday, August 6, 2016

Makah Museum

  About 500 years ago a mudslide buried part of a Makah village that was located along the Washington coast near Lake Ozette.  An extensive archeological excavation began after a storm in 1970 uncovered some well preserved wooden tools. Six collapsed long houses and more than 55,000 artifacts were uncovered. The artifacts span a 2000 year history of Makah settlement and give a good view of the life of the Makans before Europeans arrived.  Photographs are not permitted but this is an interesting museum and well worth the trip.

  A $10.00 pass, good for a year, must be purchased if you are planning on parking anywhere else on the Makah reservation. The Cape Flattery Trail, at the very northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula, is reportedly very scenic. We asked at the museum and were informed that the trail is not accessible.  The museum is accessible.

  RVs will fit in the museum lot if backed up over the grass or parked lengthwise across the spaces.

Museum     48.36836, -124.59908


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